iMessage Group Renaming

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by vtstarck, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. vtstarck macrumors regular

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    Jun 16, 2009
    #1
    Group renaming in iMessage is fundamentally broken. If I rename a group of people on my device, that group gets renamed on all participants device. That's a problem for a couple of reasons.

    First, the relationships of participants isn't the same for everyone. For example, a message thread of myself and my parents might be labeled "Parents" on my device, and "Family" or "Son and Wife" on my father's. Second, the name of the group may be sensitive. If I'm on a thread with people I don't particularly like, maybe I rename it to "Idiots". Under the current implementation all users would see that.
     
  2. StickBoy macrumors newbie

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    Canada
    #2
    I found this out the hard way.

    I renamed a group to something less flattering than "Idiots" and quickly discovered out that everyone could see it. Awkward.
     

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